Public Affairs Convocation Speaker November 4, 2019 7:00 PM Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts A book signing with Ms. Mandel will be available after the presentation in the lobby. This event is free and open to the public. No ticket or reservation is required. For questions, please contact the Office of Public Affairs Support at 417-836-8832. Emily St. John Mandel Author of MSU's 2019 Common Reader, Station Eleven, Emily is a Canadian born novelist and current staff writer for The Millions.